Rihanna honored as 'national hero' of Barbados

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(CNN)Rihanna's homeland wants her to proceed to "shine agleam similar a diamond."

The vocalist was honored Monday successful her autochthonal Barbados during its statesmanlike inauguration, which served to mark the state becoming a republic.

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the crowd, "On behalf of a grateful nation, but an adjacent prouder people, we truthful contiguous to you the designee for nationalist leader of Barbados, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty."

    "May you proceed to radiance similar a diamond and bring grant to your federation by your works, by your actions and to bash recognition wherever you shall go," Mottley said.

      According to a connection from the Barbados Government Information Office released astatine the time, the presumption gives the celeb "specific work for promoting education, tourism and concern for the island."

        She besides became 1 of the Caribbean land country's taste ambassadors successful 2008, doing promotional enactment for its tourism ministry.

        In a determination that received a large woody of enactment successful the country, Barbados formally chopped ties with the British monarchy by becoming a republic astir 400 years aft the archetypal English vessel arrived connected the astir easterly of the Caribbean islands.

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